Funk band extraordinaire Lettuce has announced exciting plans to hit New York, NY for two-nights in January! The band will literally kick 2016 off with a bang, playing on January 1st and 2nd at Brooklyn Bowl, presented by Live for Live Music.The band is fresh off a fiery two-night run at the PlayStation Theater, just days after their highly-anticipated fourth album Crush was released. The funky momentum is at an all-time high for Lettuce, and the fans couldn’t be happier.Lettuce Brings Weekend-Long Funk Fest To NYC [Gallery]The shows will include two sets, with one at around 10:30 PM and the other starting at 12:30 AM, giving Phish phans ample time to cruise out to Williamsburg on the L Train after the music at Madison Square Garden.Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 20th, and more information can be found here for night one and here for night two.The band will be coming off a huge New Year’s Eve blowout with Turbo Suit and Future Rock at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago. Get more info on that here.[Photo by Patrick Hughes]
The Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO) will offer an opportunity for students to learn about Green Dot at the Saint Mary’s basketball game against Hope College on Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Angela Athletic and Wellness Complex.BAVO offers a variety of resources for Saint Mary’s students, including violence prevention training and counseling services.This upcoming event will focus on the Green Dot program, which educates students about bystander intervention. The program’s message of violence prevention is what sports information director Sarah Miesle said inspired her to become a certified Green Dot instructor in 2017.“The message of Green Dot is just trying to make our community and our surroundings a safer, better place to be in — to be good members of those communities.” Miesle said. “It’s a bystander intervention training. … It teaches you that you always have some kind of opportunity to help people.”The Green Dot program will be advertised throughout the upcoming basketball game as players on both teams will have green incorporated in their uniforms. An information table with a raffle will also be set up in gymnasium. Any of the supporters attending the game can visit the Green Dot table for more information about the program.“We’ll share just a little blurb about what Green Dot is as a bystander intervention program, and give them attainable ways to intervene in potentially violent situations,” BAVO coordinator Liz Coulston said. “Along with that, we do have a drawing at our table for this really cute Saint Mary’s bag.”This is an opportunity for students, parents, faculty and community members to engage with Green Dot, Coulston said.“The goal is to just have conversations with people [so] that they understand what [Green Dot] is,” Coulston said. “… We really believe in teaching our student athletes and students as a whole about the resources they have and things that they can learn.”Students can also learn more about ways to get involved with BAVO and how to spread their message through email updates and BAVO’s Instagram page, Miesle said.Game attendees are encouraged to wear green in support of Green Dot.“We know how great of a campus community we have,” Miesle said. “And it’s [because of] the strength of the students, it’s the strength of the faculty and staff showing up and being supportive [of] one another.”Tags: BAVO, bystander intervention, Green Dot, Green Dot Training, Saint Mary’s Basketball
“As a veteran myself I appreciate everyone coming out and taking time to pause of reflect on the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice,” Weaver said. There are plenty of chances to honor our nation’s fallen military on Memorial Day.The first will be with a special event at 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, 618 Block St. in Port Neches. The Rev. Kevin “Kikker” McWilliams will be the speaker in the event sponsored by Oak Bluff, Dews Memorials and Melancon’s Funeral Home. A second event will begin with music at 2 p.m. and the ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 7626 Texas 73 not far from the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge in Port Arthur.The guest speaker will be U.S. Rep. Randy Weber, R-Tx. Jefferson County Commissioner Brent Weaver said there would be activities and displays on hand during the annual event.
Chrissy Teigen, Caroline Bowman, Caroline Innerbichler & John Legend at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre(Photo provided by Disney Theatrical Production) Hollywood power couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen let the sun shine on when they attended a recent performance of Disney’s Frozen at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. Legend, who was recently named PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive 2019, and Teigen took their young daughter Luna to see the family-favorite show and to meet the stars of the show: Caroline Bowman (Elsa) and Caroline Innerbichler (Anna). Teigen posted on her Twitter that Luna had her “first star struck moment” when she met the Queen of Arendelle. Legend and Teigen posed for a fun photo with Bowman and Innerbichler backstage at the theater, where Frozen is running through February 2, 2020. Check out the cute snapshot and get your tickets to see Disney’s Frozen tour when it comes to a city close to you! View Comments luna’s first star struck moment!! honestly the LA Broadway show at pantages was the best show I have ever seen – go!! pic.twitter.com/I1ME2MUkKw— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 15, 2019
University of Vermont,Vermont Business Magazine University of Vermont President Suresh Garimella and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger today marked the university’s 100,000th coronavirus test since the start of the fall semester by thanking students for their adherence to testing protocols, and health and safety measures. UVM has reported 27 total positive test results for COVID-19.“Today, I especially want to thank our students for all of their cooperation and efforts to protect our university and our community from COVID-19,” said Garimella. “Let me be clear—this is as much recognition of the stakes at hand, as it is celebration of what we have achieved to date. We do not lose sight of the fact that we are in the middle of a pandemic that has had devastating effects and we cannot lose sight of the fact that there are challenges ahead. However, it’s important we acknowledge the efforts that have enabled us to continue in-person classes despite the pandemic.”During her recent visit to UVM, Ambassador-at-Large Deborah Birx, M.D. gave great credit to UVM students for the role they are playing in keeping new coronavirus test positivity rates among the lowest of any campus in the nation. She underscored the importance of mask wearing, social distancing, handwashing. Dr. Birx also emphasized the value of extensive surveillance testing.UVM administers more than 10,000 student tests per week, a testing volume that is five times higher than the average for colleges and universities partnering with the Broad Institute. The positivity rate has remained low, with the past week’s figure being less than 0.01 percent.Weinberger also credited students. “There has not been enough attention to what a great job UVM students have done throughout the time since they’ve been back,” Weinberger said. “Thank you for the commitment to wearing masks that I see as a neighbor, it’s really been just an outstanding effort and one that is very much appreciated by the people of Burlington.”“I want to reinforce that now is not the time to relax our efforts,” Garimella said. “It’s critical that we do not let down our guard. With cases spiking throughout the nation, including here in Vermont, and the number of tourists arriving in our state, we must maintain our good practices. This is especially the case as we head toward Halloween, the election, Thanksgiving, and weather that tends to keep us inside. We have come too far, and worked too hard, to jeopardize what we have achieved. Indeed, I know you will serve as ambassadors as you go back home for the holidays and work to keep your family and friends safe.”Garimella also acknowledged that’s it’s been hard work for students under unprecedented circumstances. “Wearing masks, social distancing, and getting tested weekly are not part of the usual college experience. I know this has been difficult for you, our students. We are social creatures, and college is a time when you forge many lifelong friendships. But I credit you with finding ways to do that while keeping your friends, your community, and many others you may never meet, safe. This is what it means to be a good citizen. And you have demonstrated this at a time when good citizenship is especially important.”At the event, Garimella introduced Emily Scarbrough, a first-year student in the College of Arts and Sciences, who was identified as the 100,000th test recipient. “Starting my college career during a pandemic has certainly been interesting and a little overwhelming at times,” said Scarbrough. “One thing that I’m so glad to be at UVM for is that everyone here truly wants to be safe and wants (UVM) to remain open, so everyone is doing all that they can to stay socially distant, do activities outdoors when they can, wear their masks and get their weekly tests.”
Related Sonny’s business, AREVO, is pioneering development of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites. This material has a high strength-to-weight ratio; and is used in the new Superstrata bike. The bike itself is billed as ‘the world’s first made-to-measure 3D-printed bicycle with an impact-resistant unibody carbon fibre frame.’Sonny talks through his journey with the new bike; how long it takes to print a 3-D bike; how Covid-19 helped accelerate bringing the brand to market; and why now is a great time to start up a business.www.superstrata.bike Continuing our series of ‘inside the news’ video interviews, endurance.biz spoke with Sonny Vu, CEO at AREVO (the company behind the new Superstrata bike)The discussion explored a variety of areas… From Sonny’s background as the founder and CEO at Misfit Wearables, he then went on to establish Alabaster. This venture capital & private equity firm advises and invests in ‘deeptech startups that have the potential for positive, planet-level impact.’
Coxe: Florida Bar is a leader on issues of importance to lawyers Coxe: Florida Bar is a leader on issues of importance to lawyers Jan Pudlow Senior Editor Outgoing President Hank Coxe had these words of advice for new President Frank Angones: “The Florida Bar wants — and I believe The Florida Bar expects — you to stand up and shout when you know something is not right.”In his State of The Florida Bar Address at the General Assembly at the Bar’s Annual Convention in Orlando June 29, Coxe highlighted occasions in his year as president when he was called upon to shout out and be heard: • “When the deputy secretary of Defense in Washington, D.C., blisters law firms nationally for their pro bono representation of Guantanamo detainees, which goes to the core values of why we exist, then it is the obligation of The Florida Bar to stand up and be heard.”• “When other states in the nation come to Florida, to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, and say, ‘We want Florida to take the lead to increase the pay of United States district judges in the nation; take advantage of the opportunity and let the nation know that Florida will take the lead in that respect. Take advantage of the fact that you know 81,000 lawyers are behind you, with you, on that issue.”• “Within the United States Department of Justice, in terms some people are familiar with and others have heard, [there was] the Thompson memorandum, the McNulty memorandum, Sen. Arlen Specter’s proposed legislation. When the states looked to Florida and said, ‘What are you doing on the issue of protection of attorney-client privilege, vis-à-vis the United States government?’ Take advantage of it, Frank. Stand up and speak out and use the talents of the lawyers of this state to do what they need to do.”• “When four out of every five people are turned away at Legal Services offices of this state because they are not adequately funded, and they don’t have the resources, you travel to Washington again, like you did this past year with us. And you talk to Congress and you talk to senators, and you say, ‘This is not right.’”• “When a United States congressman from Colorado sat in the comfort of the Breakers in Palm Beach and said, ‘Miami is nothing more or less than a third-world country.. . If you moved Miami to any place in the world, you would never know you were in the United States of America.’ And it was just two weeks prior to that I was in Miami with Frank at a meeting of The Florida Bar, jointly with the Caribbean Bar, with the Broward Hispanic Bar, the Cuban American Bar, the Haitian Bar, the T.J. Reddick Bar, the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Bar, and the Virgil Hawkins Bar. And it is the expectation that Frank Angones, and everyone who follows him, will say to the congressman in Colorado: ‘We know what we are doing, and what we are doing is right.’”Just as he did as president, Coxe said Angones and all future Bar presidents must continue to deal with recurring threats to the independence of the judiciary.“We will monitor daily. . . efforts that would undo everything we believe in, the threats to transfer rulemaking authority from the Supreme Court to another branch of government, and what are now the troubling judicial questionnaires that are distributed as we select the third branch of government.“We are all driven by the simple fact that the very independence of a lawyer cannot exist without our protection of an independent judiciary,” Coxe said.Helping him through it all, Coxe said, was the leadership of Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Fred Lewis, and thousands of lawyers and judges who volunteered for Justice Teaching, who determined “that the children of the state of Florida will understand democracy, grow up understanding it, and will pass it on to their children.”Coxe applauded the “tireless efforts” of Justices Charles Wells, Harry Lee Anstead, and Kenneth Bell “in making sure that this profession and state remain the most professional of all lawyers in this country.”He thanked Justice Raoul Cantero for his “guidance in that arena and the upcoming mentoring issues that were talked about this past year, as we address the issue of so many young lawyers coming into the marketplace.”And Coxe praised the leadership of Justices Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince for “reminding us of the very reason we exist in the first place, which is that license to practice law, if it is not used to assist those who are least able to help themselves, is diminished in what it means.”Among the year’s key achievements, Coxe said, was working with the legislature to reap $2.6 million for Civil Legal Assistance Act, the highest grant to support legal aid programs for poor people since its creation by former Bar President Terry Russell.“That is a signal that the other branches of government appreciate the needs of this branch of government, but more importantly, the needs of the people of the state of Florida,” Coxe said.“It is not to say the judicial branch could not have used a little more money from the legislature, but that is a battle that will be fought.”Calling it an “interesting exercise,” Coxe recapped how 15th Judicial Circuit Judge Peter Blanc, serving as the Professionalism Commission’s messenger, delivered a proposal to many sections and committees of the Bar: Should judges have the power to fine lawyers for unprofessional conduct up to $500 or refer that lawyer to professionalism school?“Everywhere Judge Blanc went, he was resoundingly told, ‘No! We would not support such a thing!’ It did not mean we do not support professionalism. What that exercise did, in my 30 years being a member of The Florida Bar, was precipitate the healthiest discussion of relationships between lawyers and judges, what it means to return to professionalism. And we are light-years better off because of Judge Blanc’s efforts.”Coxe also praised the “remarkable leadership” of Board of Governors members Gwynne Young in program evaluation, David Rothman and Andy Sasso in lawyer regulation, Jesse Diner in legislation, Chobee Ebbetts in lawyer advertising, and Mayanne Downs to “ensure financial strength.”More importantly, Coxe said, was the “endless work of committees and sections and staff that separates us from the rest of the nation” as The Florida Bar, which had 14,500 members when he became a lawyer and now boasts almost 81,000 members, growing at a rate of 2,000 new lawyers a year. July 15, 2007 Regular News
Jake Deitchler expected to return as Minnesota begins with Bison OpenMinnesota will look to re-establish itself after losing head assistant coach Joe Russell.Jules Ameel, Daily File PhotoSenior Zach Sanders Drew ClaussenNovember 10, 2011Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintAfter finishing seventh in the NCAA championships last year, the No. 4 GophersâÄô wrestling team will try to rise back to the top of the college wrestling world.Four returning All-Americans, a promising collection of youngsters and the potential return of former phenom Jake Deitchler may help achieve that.âÄúThis is a hard year to predict,âÄù assistant head coach Brandon Eggum said. âÄúWeâÄôve got a lot of young guys that are very talented that we expect big things from.âÄùEggum was promoted to his new post this offseason after serving as an assistant coach for 10 seasons. The departure of Joe Russell, who is now the head coach at George Mason University, vacated the position.âÄúAs far as losing Joe, heâÄôs a guy that has been a big part of this program so that always hurts,âÄù Eggum said. âÄúBut the rest of us have been together of a long time, so weâÄôve got a lot of maturity on this staff.âÄùMinnesota returns four All-Americans from last yearâÄôs team: seniors Zach Sanders (125 pounds) and Sonny Yohn (197) and sophomores Kevin Steinhaus (184) and Tony Nelson (heavyweight). The quartet will also serve as captains for this yearâÄôs squad.âÄúThose guys are obviously going to be our leaders,âÄù Eggum said. âÄúBut we have a number of freshmen who are hoping to make the team, so itâÄôs kind of unknown âÄî weâÄôve got to wait and see what these guys can do.âÄùOne early test for the Gophers will be two road matches against No. 5 Cornell on Nov. 18 and No. 1 Penn State on Nov. 20.âÄúWeâÄôre trying to not make a big deal out of it âÄî really, weâÄôre looking at it as just another dual,âÄù Eggum said. âÄúItâÄôs a little early to start off with such a tough dual. We donâÄôt do that very often, but it worked out this season where we thought it was the right thing to do.âÄùSanders will anchor the 125-pound spot for the Gophers this season after finishing fifth at the NCAA championships last spring. The three-time All-American has a career record of 102-23 with 28 pins.He said his goal is to win an NCAA title this year after coming up short in years past. He also wasnâÄôt shy about his teamâÄôs aspirations. âÄúI think itâÄôs doable for us to win a championship if we do everything right,âÄù Sanders said.David Thorn and Chris Dardanes will compete for the 133-pound slot. Thorn went 16-13 last season at the weight.Another weight that will have multiple wrestlers competing for playing time is 141. Bart Reiter, who moved up from 133, Nick Dardanes and Seth Lange are all potential fits for the spot. All three had double-digit wins last year.Dylan Ness (149) appears to be all but assured a starting spot. The redshirt freshman went 16-1 in open meets last year.Jake Deitchler (157) looks to make a comeback after missing last season with concussions. Deitchler represented Team USA at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and was an elite recruit out of high school.âÄúJakeâÄôs doing good, heâÄôs wrestled live since our first official practice,âÄù Eggum said. âÄúHeâÄôs done real well, weâÄôre expecting him to compete at 157 at the Bison [Open].âÄùDanny Zilverberg will also compete at 157 after going 19-15 last season.Cody Yohn (165) returns after going 28-13 last season, finishing fourth at the Big Ten championships.The biggest question for the Gophers will be 174, which features a battle between senior Kaleb Young and true freshman Logan Storley. Young has a record of 44-38 for the Gophers but did not compete last season. Storley was a six-time state champion in South Dakota.The GophersâÄô final three weight classes will be their strength with three All-Americans in Steinhaus, Yohn and Nelson.
NMPED COVID-19 update:SANTA FE – The Public Education Department announced this afternoon six new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 24-hours.Rapid response has been initiated, and all pertinent information has been verified with the schools and school districts.The following new cases have been reported:Two cases at two public schools in Eddy County. Both infected individuals are staff members. The infected individuals were last on campus Sept. 14 and Sept. 18. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected school have been notified of the positive cases.One case at a public school in Chaves County that is in the remote learning mode. The infected individual is a staff member who was last on school property Sept. 18. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected school have been notified of the positive case.One case at a public school in Doña Ana County that is in the remote learning mode. The infected individual is a staff member. The staff member was last on district property Sept. 17. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected school have been notified of the positive case.One case at a public school in Lincoln County. The infected individual is a staff member who was last on school property Sept. 18. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected school have been notified of the positive case.One case at a public school in Sandoval County. The infected individual is a student who was last on school property Sept. 18. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected school have been notified of the positive case.All “close contacts” will be informed of the positive case and instructed to quarantine for 14 days. Affected classrooms and facilities will be cleaned and disinfected. Staff must be tested if symptomatic or a “close contacts”; however, staff members shall not be required to present a negative test result in order to return to work. Symptomatic staff may return to work after 10 days plus 24 hours after the fever is gone and COVID-19 symptoms have improved. Asymptomatic staff who have been “close contacts” may return to work after a 14-day quarantine.The PED has collected this data since Aug. 17; since then, the cumulative total number of cases in school populations has totaled 147.For additional information about COVID-19 safety in schools, visit: https://bit.ly/SafeSchoolsNM.
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